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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Simply Shaker


Quite a lot of photos today of our visit to Canterbury Shaker Village.  i really enjoyed learning about the Shaker way of life.  They were very industrious and self sufficient but equally good at business with the outside world.

The buildings and crafts were simple in one sense but highly organised in another.  That's why the beehive features in the logo but more of that tomorrow...








The schoolhouse...


Linking with Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE

Our World Tuesday HERE

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Thanks for your visit!

25 comments:

  1. ...Christine, the Shakers have alway intrigued me. Years ago there was a Shaker community in this area and one of the buildings was moved to our local living history museum. Your recent trip looks to have been a treasure. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Very simple indeed, nothing wrong with being like that

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  3. Your photos are exquisite. Brings back memories from long ago of our visit to a Shaker Village.

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  4. Wonderful simplicity and craftsmanship. It's never occurred to me to hang a chair on the wall though.

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  5. They did have a way with furniture. Not so good as far as continuing their sect.

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  6. A peculiar way of life to me. I don't know if there are any of them actively left.

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  7. So many great places and things to see in our world, Christine. Thanks for taking us along with you...

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! The true beauty of simplicity. And you have such a good eye to choose these pictures. They are almost spiritual in their structure and sparseness. Your shot from the rounded banister looking downward has just given me chills. So gorgeous, and what fine workmanship! I love the sunlight shining on the broom. I have never seen chairs hanging on the wall like this, it gives another meaning to the term chair rail. The spinning wheel sitting in the light, the beautiful white fenced entrance, all are wonderful. I don't know about the beehive thing, but just cannot wait for more. I guess there are none living now? I remember when there were two ladies left, so sad! It is wonderful that this has been all preserved and saved. This is one of my favorite posts EVER.

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  9. You really have a knack for taking the perfect photo. I also love the staircase photo. All your travel photos are from places near me and I have been to them. Your photos brought back lots of memories and appreciation for the area I live in. Thank you. Hugs, lj

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  10. I love their simplicity and craftsmanship. It's so nice and efficient.

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  11. Ha Christine, mooi door eenvoud, mooi school gebouw.
    Groet Kees.

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  12. Real nice shots I especially like the curved staircase.

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  13. Interesting knowledge here. I didnt know what is Shaker. Thought something to do with salt and pepper. Was puzzled at the photos till saw the comments sections. Hmm... interesting about the Shakers community. Something like Amish?

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  14. I have always liked the simplicity of the Shaker style.

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  15. Don't know much about the Shaker will have to look it up.

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  16. New to me too, interesting! I like your photo of the staircase.

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  17. Interesting place to visit. Simple and neat!

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  18. Love the staircase...I can almost feel the wood with my eyes...smooth, solid and perfect for its intended purpose. Lovely, Christine. I have a Shaker box that I've had forever...Shaker design has that kind of staying power.

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  19. How beautiful. I love this simple way of living.

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  20. So simple yet beautiful. I love those chairs hanging on the wall. Not a bad idea really!

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